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Old 10-16-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default SS line flare nut is so tight...

I am using this as a tutorial: http://scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1069

That flare nut as he says is super duper tight. I am using flare end wrench, 10MM, but I seriously think I'm going to damage the nut.

I got "powerbuilt" brand flare wrenches from checker auto (park of CSK auto) - there is a little play in them. They're not as tight as I'd like them to be..

Is it safe to spray some pb blaster on it?
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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yes. pb blaster. it may still round so have some visegrips handy. If all else fails heat works well too.
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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....go buy a REAL wrench.....even the Crapsman ones are pretty good.....and ya can buy just the ONE ya need
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:35 PM   #4
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I will heat the **** out of it with my torch and also use PB - I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:11 PM   #5
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Wrap the inside of your flare wrench with duct tape. Its a 10mm, it won't round the nut...just break it lose...have no fear...
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:12 PM   #6
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....go buy a REAL wrench.....even the Crapsman ones are pretty good.....and ya can buy just the ONE ya need
He has the right one. I have a snap-on, a craftsman, and a "POS" one. They all fit the same... a little loose...
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:12 PM   #7
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got it. Here's how! I could see that the jaws of my cheap wrench were actually seperating under the torque I was putting on it. So, I put the wrency in place, THEN put vice grips over the jaws of teh wrench as tight as I coule, compressing the wrench jaws onto the flare nut.

worked like a charm. I wish I woudl have though of teh before I damaged the flare nut.. Oh well, it will work I guess.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:38 PM   #8
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got it. Here's how! I could see that the jaws of my cheap wrench were actually seperating under the torque I was putting on it. So, I put the wrency in place, THEN put vice grips over the jaws of teh wrench as tight as I coule, compressing the wrench jaws onto the flare nut.

worked like a charm. I wish I woudl have though of teh before I damaged the flare nut.. Oh well, it will work I guess.
....bloody marvelous.......
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:12 PM   #9
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Good tools make life a lot easier.

I just did this today installing the Wilwood/TCE Stage 2 for 16", but I was using a craftsman flare wrench. No worries about rounding the nut. I would also suggest leaving the retaining clip on until you crack the nut.

When you reinstall the torque is only 10 ft/lbs, so be gentle.

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:39 PM   #10
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Good tools make life a lot easier.

I just did this today installing the Wilwood/TCE Stage 2 for 16", but I was using a craftsman flare wrench. No worries about rounding the nut. I would also suggest leaving the retaining clip on until you crack the nut.

When you reinstall the torque is only 10 ft/lbs, so be gentle.

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+1 for craftsman flare nut...I got them off no problem.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:59 AM   #11
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....go buy a REAL wrench.....even the Crapsman ones are pretty good.....and ya can buy just the ONE ya need
Crapsman? Just for entertainment value, what is your preferred brand of automotive tools, and why do you prefer them?

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...anything that works....Harbor Freight....SnapOn...MAC....Made in China/Malasia/(insert third world contry)....whatever works......and there is a Sears local to the vast majority of us so that makes them the shade tree tool of choice for most of us.

The myth that the shade tree mechanic needs anything special is just that, IMO...a myth and crapsman, or whatever 'no name' tools are just fine for most of us unless we need some 'special' tool.
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..whatever works...
exactly. some crummy autozone tool may work once -- three times less than what you need for ss lines.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:33 PM   #14
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...anything that works....Harbor Freight....SnapOn...MAC....Made in China/Malasia/(insert third world contry)....whatever works......and there is a Sears local to the vast majority of us so that makes them the shade tree tool of choice for most of us.

The myth that the shade tree mechanic needs anything special is just that, IMO...a myth and crapsman, or whatever 'no name' tools are just fine for most of us unless we need some 'special' tool.
OK,

I could buy that. I thought that maybe you hated Sears tools in particular, and wondered why, as I used them since the sixties in various occupations, and some of my tools are older than me, yet still work fine.

Some China tools I have seen are pretty bad, but Taiwan tools were that way only a few years ago. By the way, since Craftsman tools are honored with the "Crapsman" moniker, does that make the skinny, slippery handled Snap-On tools "Crap-On" tools?


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OK,

I could buy that. I thought that maybe you hated Sears tools in particular, and wondered why, as I used them since the sixties in various occupations, and some of my tools are older than me, yet still work fine.

Some China tools I have seen are pretty bad, but Taiwan tools were that way only a few years ago. By the way, since Craftsman tools are honored with the "Crapsman" moniker, does that make the skinny, slippery handled Snap-On tools "Crap-On" tools?


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my box is a real mish-mash of all brands and VERY few are SnapOn...those slippery damned wrenches just never did anything for me, either,....they'd rather have ya bust yer hand than bust the wrench
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my box is a real mish-mash of all brands and VERY few are SnapOn...those slippery damned wrenches just never did anything for me, either,....they'd rather have ya bust yer hand than bust the wrench


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